Infliction In*flic"tion, n. [L. inflictio: cf. F. infliction.] 1. The act of inflicting or imposing; as, the infliction of torment, or of punishment. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is inflicted or imposed, as punishment, disgrace, calamity, etc. [1913 Webster]

His severest inflictions are in themselves acts of justice and righteousness. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

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  • infliction — 1530s, from L.L. inflictionem (nom. inflictio) an inflicting, a striking against, noun of action from pp. stem of L. infligere (see INFLICT (Cf. inflict)) …   Etymology dictionary

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